Lank vs Lant - What's the difference?

lank | lant |


As a noun lank

is a link (connection).

As a verb lant is

.

lank

English

Adjective

(er)
  • Slender or thin; not well filled out; not plump; shrunken; lean.
  • * Meager and lank with fasting grown. - .
  • * Who would not choose ... to have rather a lank purse than an empty brain? - .
  • * Blacks in the fields, lank'' and stooped, their fingers spiderlike among the bolls of cotton. - 1985 , chapter 1.
  • (of hair) Straight and flat; thin and limp. (often associated with being greasy)
  • * Lank hair, long, thin hair. -
  • (obsolete) languid; drooping.
  • * Who, piteous of her woes, reared her lank head. -
  • (Macaulay)

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • (rare) To become lank; to make lank.
  • (Webster 1913)

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    lant

    English

    Etymology 1

    Alteration of earlier .

    Noun

    (-)
  • Aged urine.
  • Verb

    (en verb)
  • (obsolete) To flavor (ale) with aged urine.
  • Etymology 2

    Noun

  • (UK, dialect, Northern England) (the card game)
  • (Halliwell)

    Etymology 3

    Compare (m).

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • Any of several species of slender marine fishes of the genus Ammedytes''. The common European species (''A. tobianus'') and the American species (''A. Americanus ) live on sandy shores, buried in the sand, and are caught in large quantities for bait.
  • Synonyms
    * launce * sand eel (Webster 1913)

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